NATO Secretary General's statement on the Deployment of Russian Railway Troops into Georgia

I am concerned by the current deployment of several hundred Russian military personnel into the Georgian region of Abkhazia, which is contributing to instability in what is already a volatile area.


3 June 2008

General McKiernan assumes command of ISAF

General McKiernan assumed Command of ISAF from US General Dan McNeill during a handover ceremony held on 3 June 2008 in Kabul. The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General John Craddock and the Commander of the Joint Forces Command (JFC) Brunssum, General Egon Ramms, attended the event.


2 June 2008

NATO Secretary General statement on elections in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1

The NATO Secretary General is deeply concerned by the OSCE Observer Mission's preliminary conclusions that the 1 June elections in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1 did not meet key international standards.


1 June 2008

NATO disaster response exercise kicks off in Finland

Exercise "UUSIMAA 2008", a consequence management field exercise organised by the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) started on 1 June 2008 in Finland. According to the fictitious scenario, heavy thunderstorms hit the southern coast of Finland on June 1st, causing important damage to critical infrastructure.


30 May –
2 August 2008

Third Ukrainian ship supports Operation Active Endeavour

The Hetman Sagaidachny, a Ukrainian frigate with a ship-borne helicopter, has deployed in support of Operation Active Endeavour, NATO's maritime counter-terrorist operation in the Mediterranean, from 30 May to 2 August.

17-18 June 2008

Rome conference to set NATO vision for expeditionary operations

The requirements for mounting current and future military expeditionary operations will be the focus of a high-level meeting of NATO commanders, decision-makers and experts in Rome, Italy, 17-18 June.


16-18 Sept. 2008

2008 NATO Standardization Conference to be held in the USA

On 16-18 September 2008, the NATO Standardization Conference will be held in the United States (USA) at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Virginia. This two and a half-day conference is sponsored by the United States Department of Defense, NATO Standardization Agency, and Allied Command Transformation (ACT). The event will bring together national delegates and experts from NATO and Partner countries.